Stakeholder Engagement & Evidence Specialist

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  • Job ID 1004610
  • Experience 7 Years
  • Qualifications Master’s Degree

Job Description

Stakeholder Engagement & Evidence Specialist

Job Description

The role involves leading and supporting diverse projects and countries in uniting evidence and stakeholders through inclusive engagement processes for informed decision-making in natural resource management and sustainable development.


  1. Design and project manage strategic stakeholder engagement processes, including mapping and facilitating consultations.
  2. Run and enhance co-design processes using human-centered design methods.
  3. Co-design and facilitate workshops globally and at local and national levels.
  4. Oversee structured engagement and strategic relationship building with stakeholders.
  5. Explore and implement new engagement methods, incorporating cutting-edge pedagogy.
  6. Build capacity of engagement focal points, develop and deliver training materials.
  7. Liaise with other project staff for coordinated efforts on evidence needs and engagement.
  8. Design and implement research on stakeholder engagement with evidence, contributing to scientific writing and publications.
  9. Write and present to communicate work outputs and outcomes.
  10. Design contextually appropriate evidence or interventions for specific project cases.
  11. Analyze and synthesize evidence for project planning, targeting, monitoring, and policy influence.
  12. Other Responsibilities:
  • Represent SPACIAL at meetings and SHARED events.
  • Contribute to policy engagement and influence work.
  • Support resource mobilization and funding proposals.
  • Present/communicate SHARED to internal and external audiences.
  • Contribute to Spatial Data Science & Applied Learning Lab (SPACIAL) team meetings.
  • Contribute to the wider CIFOR-ICRAF community.
  • Any other tasks related to the SPACIAL unit.


  • Minimum Master’s degree in relevant field.
  • At least 7 years’ experience in research/development projects in the global south, with expertise in stakeholder engagement.
  • Policy engagement or policy impact work.
  • Project development, management, and budgeting experience.
  • Research synthesis for a policy or practice audience.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in facilitating diverse spaces and contentious forums.

Attributes and Competencies:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, including scientific writing.
  • Analytical approach and interest in data.
  • Team-oriented values and proactivity.
  • Initiative and problem-solving ability.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Human-centered design experience (desirable).
  • French language proficiency (desirable).
  • Ability to work collaboratively and lead pieces of work.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Globally Recruited position.
  • Competitive remuneration in local currency.
  • Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya CIFOR-ICRAF Offices.

Application Process:

  • Apply at
  • Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three referees by 20 January 2024.
  • Acknowledgment of all applications, with contact limited to short-listed candidates.
  • Interviews expected in February; selected applicant to start by June 2024.

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